In 2022, our Legislative & Political Action Team members helped win prevailing wage and strong labor standards for broadband work in the New York State Budget, to make sure that as broadband is expanded in NYS, the work is done by skilled union labor
"The labor movement was the principal force that transformed misery and despair into hope and progress. Out of its bold struggles, economic and social reform gave birth to unemployment insurance, old age pensions, government relief for the destitute, and above all new wage levels that meant not mere survival, but a tolerable life. The captains of industry did not lead this transformation; they resisted it until they were overcome.” —Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Congratulations to NYSNA nurses at Montefiore and Mt Sinai Hospitals who showed tremendous courage and tenacity in their strike these past three days. They stood up for their patients and communities as well as themselves, and refused to back down despite tremendous pressure. It was inspiring to see. Strikes work!